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Bills DE Jerry Hughes donates $25k to Harvey relief

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 17:03:27-04

Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Jerry Hughes is no stranger to the spotlight on the football field.
But, it's his actions off the field that are making headlines. The Texas native is pledging $25,000 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

“I understand what the people of Houston are actually going through at this time.”

Hughes said he isn't stopping at $25,000. He'll also give an additional $5,000 for every sack he makes this season. So, to give you an idea of the possible additional donation, Hughes made six sacks in 2016. “I kind of just wanted to contribute and do my part and help out a fellow American, a fellow Texan at this time right now,” Hughes said.

Hughes plans to ask his teammates to donate as well. He's also asking for your support. “Whatever you can contribute can certainly help to go along way towards the Red Cross, and the men and women who are down there in Houston, sacrificing their lives to help whoever is in need.”

Hughes isn't the only NFL player shelling out some serious cash to help Hurricane Harvey victims. Houston Texan JJ Watt donated $100,000. He's also started a “You Caring” campaign with a goal of reaching $4,000,000. So far, it has raised more than three million dollars.